freedom, when it warms up to 50 in the spring is when I convert to shorts for the season. I start to melt at 85. For me perfect weather would be in the 60 – 75 or 80 degree range. And I am not kidding when I say I do not like alligators, snakes, and creepy crawly lizard things. Here we have black bear, the occasional moose, turkeys, coyotes, fox, the occasional bobcat, deer, and assorted smaller mammals. None of them concern me in the least when I am out in the woods, and I have encountered bears. Virtually no snakes and the ones we have aren’t poisonous. No lizards either. Too cold. I see Northern New England as paradise on earth.